This past month I had the privilege of working for Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS) for the second summer. PALS is a local free camp for underprivileged kids in the Lafayette community through Purdue’s Health and Kinesiology Department designed to give children ages 8-14 the keys to living a healthier lifestyle. We host over 500 kids for four weeks and they spend their days on campus doing activities such as soccer, basketball and art. For the past two years I’ve had the wonderful experience of working in the Boilermaker Aquatic Center teaching kids how to swim.
Though I’m not originally from Lafayette this camp has been a great way to get connected to the place I’ve called home for the past 3 years as well as getting to work with other students from Purdue that I may never have gotten the chance to meet otherwise.
— Alicia Kerr, Senior, Psychological Sciences